Donald PomerleauServices ThursdayDonald D. Pomerleau, the retired...


Donald Pomerleau

Services Thursday

Donald D. Pomerleau, the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who left his mark as Baltimore's forceful but controversial police commissioner from 1966 to 1981, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wicomico Episcopal Church, Wicomico Church, Va.

Burial with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Pomerleau, who modernized a demoralized Baltimore Police Department during a time of turbulent social and political change, died Sunday at his home at Edwardsville in rural Northern Virginia after a long struggle with kidney cancer.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emily Wright; a daughter, Nanette P. Martin of Livermore, Calif.; a son, David D. Pomerleau of Reisterstown; a stepson, Gregory W. Barrett of Erlangen, Germany; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth A. Barrett of Toronto; three sisters, Berthamae P. Gaffney of Madison Lake, Mont., Madrene S. Nelson of Winter Springs, Fla., and Marge S. Dow of St. Paul, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Memorial Fund of Wicomico Episcopal Church, Wicomico Church, Va. 22579.

George Rittenhouse

Partner in real estate firm

Services for George K. Rittenhouse, retired partner in a real estate and development firm started by his father, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Rittenhouse died Saturday of pneumonia at his home on Forsythe Road in Sykesville. He was 78.

He retired more than 20 years ago from what is now Century 21 C.C. Rittenhouse Inc. He supervised construction for the firm.

The Baltimore native, who served in the Army during World War II, was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Sykesville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Hook; a son, Charles K. Rittenhouse II of Towson; a brother, Charles K. Rittenhouse of Catonsville; and three grandchildren.

George Rambo Jr.

W. Electric inspector

Services for George W. Rambo Jr., a retired inspector for the Western Electric Co., will be held at noon today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road.

Mr. Rambo, 81, died Saturday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital.

The Wilmington, Del., native retired in 1975 after working for the telephone equipment manufacturer for 46 years. He lived on Glendale Road in Parkville.

Mr. Rambo is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Catherine M. Ringger; and two sons, Brian N. Rambo of Aberdeen and George W. Rambo III of Herndon, Va.

Hildegarde LeViness

On Colonial Dames board

Hildegarde Denmead LeViness, who served on the board of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, died Jan. 13 at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green after a series of strokes.

Services for Mrs. LeViness, who was 81 and lived in the Carrollton Apartments, were held Saturday at St. John's-Huntingdon Episcopal Church.

Born in Baltimore, the former Hildegarde von Knobloch Denmead was a graduate of the Roland Park Country School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.

In addition to serving on the Colonial Dames board, she did volunteer work at Children's Hospital and was a member of the Mount Vernon Club.

Her husband of more than 40 years, Charles T. LeViness III, died in 1974.

She is survived by a son, G. Denmead LeViness of Baltimore; a daughter, Elizabeth L. Nottingham of South Orange, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

August Wildberger

Retired BG&E; treasurer

A Mass of Christian burial for August M. Wildberger, retired treasurer of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Mr. Wildberger, who was 88 and lived in the Hampton Plaza Apartments in Towson, died Saturday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a stroke.

He retired in 1968 as treasurer after nearly 50 years with BG&E;, which he represented in the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of the evening school at City College and studied accounting at the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a certified public accountant.

One of the founders of the Pot Springs Community Association, he spent his summers in Ocean City and was interested in travel, gardening and baseball.

His first wife, the former Alma Mary Horstschneider, died in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret McFarland Smith; a son, A. Martin Wildberger of Bowie; a stepson, Lee Smith of Sumter, S.C.; two brothers, Leonard Wildberger and Theodore Wildberger, both of Baltimore; a sister, Florence Danielson of Overlea; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Stella Maris Hospice.

Edna G. Johnson

School principal

Services for Edna G. Johnson, a retired elementary school principal, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Bannister Road.

Mrs. Johnson, who was 99 and lived on Little Current Drive in Annapolis, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

She retired nearly 35 years ago as principal of School 128 after a long career in the Baltimore City school system.

Born in Hartford, Conn., but reared in Baltimore, the former Edna Grooms was a graduate of Douglass High School and Coppin State College. She earned a bachelor's degree at Morgan State University and a master's degree at Columbia University.

Her husband, William Douglas Johnson, a retired vocational guidance counselor at Douglass High School, died in 1973.

An elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, she was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

She is survived by a son, R. Douglas Johnson of Annapolis; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

Edna Agatha Kanely

Reference book author

Services for Edna Agatha Kanely, author of several reference books on Maryland history and U.S. government publications, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road.

Miss Kanely, who was 81, died of cancer Saturday at the Dulaney-Towson Nursing and Convalescent Home.

She retired in 1973 after 32 years as a library administrator for the Government Printing Office in Washington. Her latest work, "The Directory of Maryland Church Records," was published last week by a Westminster firm.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the University of Baltimore and Catholic University.

In 1977 she received the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Richard H. Berney Award for more than 2,100 hours of volunteer work.

She is survived by two nieces, Arlen Manley of Baltimore and Gloria Baile of Westminster; four nephews, James R. Kanely of Atlanta, Brian L. Kanely of Baltimore and Richard and Charles Kanely, both of Edgemere; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

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